Results of treatment with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (CHOP) for non-Hodgkin's aggressive lymphoma analyzed according to the International Prognostic Index

AYDIN F., Ulusoy S., OVALI E.

JOURNAL OF CHEMOTHERAPY, vol.9, no.6, pp.446-451, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/joc.1997.9.6.446
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.446-451
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Forty patients with aggressive (intermediate-grade and high-grade) non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) were treated primarily with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) chemotherapy regimen, and then evaluated for prognostic features, Age, tumor stage, performance status, number of extranodal disease sites and serum concentrations of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) a ere considered prognostic features, All the patients treated with the CHOP regimen were grouped into four risk categories, including low (L), low-intermediate (LI): high-intermediate (HI) and high (tli according to the International Prognostic Index, Twenty-one of 23 patients (91.3%) in the L plus LI risk groups and 5 of 17 patients (29.4%) in the H plus MI risk groups had complete response and the difference between these percentages was statistically significant (P<0.001). The overall survival rate (2 yr) of 23 patients in the L+LI risk group was 52.1% and of 17 patients in H+HI risk group was 11.7% and this difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). Our results indicated that the CHOP regimen is not effective in the HI+H risk groups of patients with aggressive NHL. New experimental approaches are needed for these patients.